OPINION: Mr. Hoover Speaks

Elder Statesman Herbert Hoover, the only living ex-President of the United States, mulled over the cause & effect of World War II in the American magazine last week: "We never would have been attacked by the Japanese if we had not given them provocation. ... If we had kept out of the immediate conflict, we could have put our sword down on the table, with our economic resources intact, and made a decent peace when the time for peacemaking came. I never believed Britain was in danger of defeat. When Germany attacked Russia, it made a British victory possible."

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